10/25/08

The report card contest

Report cards came home! All three kids had good reports, as expected.
Orangeboy is always very uptight about his report card. I'm not exactly sure why, but I think it has something to do with his tendency to want a number to define his success and, therefore, his worth. I think he relates better to a rank or score than to something like, "Hey, you are a nice guy!" or "Thanks, you are a good helper."
We could tell him all day that he's very smart, but he would really get excited if told he's Number one and his brother is Number TWO! It wouldn't really matter what he was number one in. It could be a seatbelt buckling contest or a race to the trashcan. He just relates to numbers best and being first is as good as it gets.
He made all A's or all 4's. That's the way they read these days. The school gives 1 for does not meet standards, 2 for working on standards, 3 for meets standards, 4 for exceeds standards. Or something like that. Thankfully they also give an overall grade for each major subject area that was on the 100 points scale. Orangeboy's lowest grade score was a 95. Guess what subject?

Hint: If you know anything about autism/Asperger's you should be able to guess.

That's right! Social Studies! :)
It's so appropriate, don't you think?

3 comments:

  1. yay Orangeboy! You must be so proud. I love reading things like this.

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  2. Way to go!

    I'm so totally the same way with wanting quantitative feedback. I like a "you're a good friend" stuff, but there's something special about being able to quantify myself. Not just in abilities, but in all ways.

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  3. I agree with QM, thing is I guess that people can lie, grades cannot.

    Way to go!

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